She's a Lady

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This article is about the Tom Jones song. For the Forever the Sickest Kids song, see She's a Lady (Forever the Sickest Kids song). For the Blue System song, see Walking on a Rainbow.
"She's a Lady"
Single by Tom Jones
from the album Tom Jones Sings She's a Lady
B-side "My Way"
Released January 1971[1]
Recorded 1970
Genre Pop
Length 2:53
Label Decca (UK), Parrot (US and Canada)
Writer(s) Paul Anka
Producer(s) Gordon Mills
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Tom Jones UK chronology
"I (Who Have Nothing)
(August 1970)
"She's a Lady"
"Puppet Man"
(May 1971)

"She's a Lady" is a million-selling gold-certified hit song written by Paul Anka and performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971. It is Jones' highest-charting single in the U.S. to date, hitting #1 in Cash Box magazine for a week and spending one week at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] The original version of the song was re-written for commercial release in 1971 by Jones and Anka due to the explicit lyrics. It was also a Top Ten hit on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart.[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1971.[4]

In Canada, the single reached #1 on the RPM 100 national singles chart.[5]

Paul Anka's recording of the song was released on his album Paul Anka '70s (RCA 4309, 1970) The song was re-released in 2013 on Paul Anka's " Duets" CD featuring a new rendition featuring Paul Anka & Tom Jones.

B-side track[edit]

The single's B-side track was "My Way" whose lyrics were also written by Paul Anka.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Between 1972 and 1974, this song was covered by Singapore-based female singer Ervinna, backing music by the Charlie & His Boys, on her LP album Golden Hits Of 20th Century Vol. 6 with White Cloud Record of Singapore.
  • The song was covered in 1978 by Filipino singer Sam Sorono (1950–2008) on his Sings Tom Jones' Greatest Hits LP album with EMI Records.
  • In 1998, covered version by Chinese Singer, Jacky Cheung.
  • The song was covered in 2000 by Funkstar De Luxe in his Studio Album Keep on Moving (It's Too Funky in Here).
  • The song was covered in 2001 by Hong Kong singer Sammi Cheng in her Cantonese Studio Album Shocking Pink.
  • The song was covered and released as a single in 2007 by Dutch singer Jeroen van der Boom.
  • The song was covered by Ali Campbell (ex UB 40) and Shaggy in 2009, on the album Flying High.
  • The song was covered by the Hungarian metal band Superbutt in 2011, released on their album Music For Animals

Appearances in other media[edit]




  • This song is currently the introduction for Kate Voegele on her 'Lift Me Up' tour.


  1. ^ "BBC Wales - Music - Tom Jones - Tom Jones discography". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131. 
  4. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1971
  5. ^ List of RPM number-one singles of 1971

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Preceded by
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" by The Partridge Family
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
April 3, 1971 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Stay Awhile" by The Bells